In the barrage of new reveals at the Frankfurt Motor Show, there were a few that regrettably escaped our notice. Some, like the 2010 Lexus LS600h, were no great loss but others, like the Abarth 695 “Tributo Ferrari,” deserved front page coverage and we’re truly sorry they were lost in the mountain of press releases.
Built in honor of the monumental contributions both Abarth and Ferrari have made to motorsports in Italy as well the world over, the Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari combines the renowned compact sportiness of the Fiat 500 with the prolific performance of basically every Ferrari ever built (well, excluding the Mondial). Beneath the hood, the Tributo features a tuned 180-hp 1.4L Turbo T-Jet 16v mated to Fiat’s MTA tranny (replete with paddle shifters to cut shift times) and a Record Monza variable back-pressure dual-mode exhaust. The shoes are 17″ Ferrari-inspired road-huggers, complimented with Brembo 284 mm multi-section discs with fixed four-piston calipers.
The exterior is finished in Scuderia Red with carbon fiber accents on the door mirrors, and the interior continues the traditional racing theme with Abarth Corsa by Sabelt seats finished in black leather and carbon fiber overlays. The upholstery wasn’t the only feature to receive its racing stripes either, the Jaeger-built instrument cluster was modeled after Ferrari’s display, and foot wells are covered entirely in non-slip aluminum and the racing pedals are personalized with the Scorpion logo. Finally, to completely preserve the Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari’s unique nature, the kick plates have been etched with the vehicle’s serial number. Pricing for the extremely limited edition Tributo has yet to be announced, but be prepared to pay handsomely for every luxury.